Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Harpsichord: Tsui Luan high mountain Oolong

A harpsichord produces very brief, high pitched sounds that resonate for some time. The music appears particularly playful when it's executed with skill at a rather high speed. After drinking one of my favorite high mountain Oolong from this spring while listening to Bach's well-tempered clavier played on harpsichord by Céline Frisch, I find similarities of mood (jolly, energetic), endurance,  brightness, purity... The aftertaste is so playful on the tongue and in the ears!  The notes are pure, precise, high pitched. What a delight!
And I'm glad that my tea friend Elisabeth G. shares a similar feeling about this tea. Here is the comment she wrote a couple days ago:
"I love the floral, fresh scent in the cup. The flavour is also floral and herbal (rather than sweet) and full of energy, even tingly in the mouth. Finally, a warm, lingering finish with a very pleasant bitter note. It’s that complex aftertaste that made me want to taste the tea again and again. It's addictive!"
I find this spring Gao Shan Oolong suits the well tempered days of autumn exquisitely!
Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou

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